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Amateur Rapid Chess Tournament at Azerbaijan Center in Houston.

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On February 15th, 2014 the Azerbaijan Center in Houston in a collaboration with the Houston-Baku Sister City Association, Houston Azerbaijanis and the U.S. Azeris Network organized an event in memory of an outstanding Azerbaijani Grandmaster, Vugar Gashimov.

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The attendees were mostly representatives of the Azerbaijani diaspora as well as local chess fans and a few members from other countries.

At the beginning of the tournament, the Azerbaijan Center presented a short movie dedicated to Vugar Gashimov’s career and life.  Then a moment of silence was held in memory of an incredible Azerbaijani Grandmaster.

The winner of the tournament and the owner of nominal Cup became Anar Omarov, a student at the University of Texas.  Also, three participants who scored the same number of points, but lost by additional indicators received cash prizes.

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The organizers consider to hold the tournament in memory of Grandmaster, Vugar Gashimov annually.

Pictures by courtesy of Bekov Creative Studio.

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